Hungarian SWAT Take on World War Z

Posted by Tim Sheehy on Oct 11, 2011 in Cinema, Horror |

World War Z concept art

A SWAT team takes on a horde of zombies? Not quite, but that’d probably be fun to watch. Instead, an actual SWAT team recently raided the set of Brad Pitt’s upcoming horror flick, World War Z — the highly anticipated film adaptation of Max Brooks’ New York Times best-selling novel of the same name. Apparently the team seized and confiscated 85 fully-functional guns capable of firing live ammunition, many of which were fully or semi-automatic in nature. For whatever reason, the production company decided to forgo the use of prop weaponry in favor of real ones without filing the appropriate paperwork. Amazing, right?

Rather than dealing with the red tape associated with transporting the guns internationally, someone decided it’d be easier to lie, instead claiming the weapons to be non-functional during transport. With the film already over-budget and behind schedule, these complications could only make things worse. With as much time and effort that has been invested in the film so far, I’m sure the studio would never consider walking away from he project so late in the game. As it stands, the film is still on schedule to hit theaters on December 21st.

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Tim is a pro-blogger and freelance writer out of San Diego, California. In addition to, several outlets he’s written for include the Japanese culture and entertainment blog, Japanator, and the collectible toy culture site Tomopop. For more information, follow him on twitter, or check out


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